Lawrence Hammond is Senior Vice President, Director of ACCESS. In this capacity, Lawrence is working closely with CPC’s leadership team and Board of Directors to operationalize and manage a $20 million pool of funds which will focus on making investments in low-income communities and creating opportunities to empower minority real estate entrepreneurs across New York State and the region.
Mr. Hammond joined CPC as Vice President and Mortgage Officer in the New York City Originations Office in 2015, after more than 30 years with various financial institutions inclusive of Popular Community Bank, Bank of New York Mellon, and JP Morgan Chase Bank. At CPC, he has distinguished himself as an expert in affordable housing and multifamily finance, working with borrowers on some of their most challenging projects. As an ordained minister, Mr. Hammond has also focused on building relationships with, and advising faith-based organizations who are interested in developing housing as part of their mission to serve the community.
Mr. Hammond earned a Doctorate of Ministry and Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science from Long Island University Brooklyn campus. He serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for New York Theological Seminary.